I stayed in Teal, the central one of the three cottages. It had two bedrooms each with twin beds, one more spacious than the other, an an open plan living room (with dining table) and kitchen, and one bathroom with a bath and shower.
Decoration is old-fashioned - circa early 1980s I'd say - but the cottage was clean and tidy and in good repair. On initial entry, there was slight smell of dampness (We were visiting in October) but as the cottage heated up and the kitchen was used, this did disappear, helped by the purchase and use of a scented candle.
The kitchen is equipped with a microwave that also operates as a grill and oven, an electric hob, kettle, toaster and fridge. There are good quality pans, and a large cafetiere, a metal teapot, a corkscrew / bottle opener, two sharpish knives and a breadknife (which worked!) along with the usual crockery, glasses, mugs and cutlery etc.
It has a digital TV (with Freeview including the radio channels) and a DVD player, which I found worked better when the TV was lifted off it!
The cottage is within easy walking distance of Wigtown - 15 to 20 minutes - which is exceptionally handy if you want to eat there instead of cooking.
The owner was on-hand, pleasant and happy to help with enquiries.
An excellent budget option!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the former byres of Borrowmoss Farm has been carefully converted to provide three lovely single-storey self catering holiday cottages. They can be booked individually or as a whole to accommodate larger groups (maximum 12 people). The enclosed garden provides a safe place for children to play. Location: Situated in a quiet rural location, yet only 1 mile from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in the heart of the natural beauty of Wigtownshire, Borrowmoss offers an ideal base for your holiday in South West Scotland. Pet Friendly Self Catering - The Cottages: Each of the 3 self-catering cottages accommodates 4 people in 2 twin bedrooms. Being on a single level, all cottages are easily accessible by the less able. All the cottages are non-smoking. Pet Friendly: In Teal and Greylag, we accept well-behaved dogs. Wigeon has been refurnished to a high standard and regrettably pets are not accepted. Full sized, insulated Kennels and Dog Runs are provided free of charge. Outdoor Activities: Hill Walking, Bird Watching, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Star gazing, Horse Riding, and more are all available within a short distance of the cottages. There are also numerous gardens, nurseries & castles to visit in the region. Further details are on the "Outdoor Activities" page. ... more less